A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to by Steven M. Emmanuel

By Steven M. Emmanuel

A significant other to Buddhist Philosophy is the main complete unmarried quantity at the topic on hand; it deals the very most modern scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of an important principles, difficulties, and debates within the background of Buddhist philosophy.

• Encompasses the broadest therapy of Buddhist philosophy to be had, masking social and political suggestion, meditation, ecology and modern matters and applications

• every one part comprises overviews and state-of-the-art scholarship that expands readers figuring out of the breadth and variety of Buddhist thought

• vast insurance of issues permits flexibility  to teachers in making a syllabus

• Essays offer beneficial replacement philosophical views on themes to these on hand in Western traditions

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For example, the Dasyu beliefs in many gods, nature worship, and fertility and purification rituals are clearly (by common Western standards) “religious” kinds of beliefs. These same “religious”/“theological” beliefs are also part of the “Vedic view” of the Aryans who formalized them with ritual texts and the Brahmanical priesthood. But it is also important to recall that this same “Vedic view” includes the purely “philosophical” reflections and arguments of the Upanishads. In fact, when conceived of as a whole, it is useful to think of the Vedas as a complex, simultaneously religious and philosophical reconciliation, merging the pre-Vedic and Aryan views of reality.

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